Packards at Innisbrook Resort
The restaurant is beautiful. Food and service was outstanding. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary, couldn’t have asked for a better restaurant. Highly recommended!
Our entire experience was outstanding. The service was beyond expectations. Will definitely be going again.
Great food and overall service was amazing. The manager Gayle checked on my table several times and really made me feel welcome. Highly recommend!
Great food ! Exceptional service. Mike our waiter, was outstanding!
We had a fantastic 13th anniversary dinner at Packards. Our waiter, Ralph was wonderful. He made us feel special the entire evening and went out of his way to ensure we had a memorable and great experience.
The steaks were perfect!
We will be returning.
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and we wanted to go someplace special. It was special. I would do it again just the same way. They knew it was a special occasion and they made us feel special.
Incredible experience, as always at Packard’s! Not many realize that this gem is open to the public. We are so pleased to have what we consider to be the best food in Tampa Bay right on our backyard. Incredible food, ambience and service. All on the first Tee of the famed Copperhead course!
The bread appeared to have been sitting around for an hour. Impossible to eat. We had to ask for a replacement.
Our entrée arrived before our salad. They took the entrée away and apparently put it under a heat lamp. Nothing was said about the mix-up. The entrée was immediately served as soon as we finished our salad. After sitting under a heat lamp for 20-30 minutes, the salmon and grouper were dry and not enjoyable.
Extremely disappointing experience!
This was our first time eating at Packards. Our experience from start to finish was outstanding. Our waitress Sharon was outstanding, any questions we had she would answer and would make great suggestions also. We began with sticky meatballs for appetizer, which was enough for four people and tasted outstanding. I had the French onion soup and my wife had the lobster bisque both were very authentic and tasted great. For our main course we both had steak, my wife had the 8 ounce filet cooked to perfection. I had the 18 ounce t-bone also cooked to my liking. Sharon had asked if we where celebrating a special occasion or birthday, when we told Sharon we were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary, she said I will be right back I have something special for you. Sharon brought us a chocolate covered dessert with a candle on top and sang to us and wished many more years of marriage and happiness. What a great way to finish off an exceptional dinner.
The food and the service by Mike were exceptional. The accompaniments with the steak dinner were terrific.
The night couldn’t have been more perfect! Everyone went out of their way to help make our 20th Anniversary memorable. Flowers & candle on the table which was overlooking the golf course with a lovely card signed by the staff. You must ask for Theresa! She was great at recommending certain food options & made our night special. She was so easy to talk to. We really enjoyed our time with her. We chose the Delmonico steak, which I highly recommend & the Jumbo shrimp. The signature Packard’s salad was very good and enough for 2. And to top off the evening we had the Creme Brûlée that was excellent! The atmosphere was casual and very relaxing & cozy. Just what we wanted for the occasion. We will definitely be returning. I would recommend for a night out or to celebrate a special occasion. And I can’t leave out the manager James. He greeted us immediately and wished us a happy anniversary & stopped by our table several times to make certain everything was ok. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about all the staff, the food & the awesome atmosphere! You won’t be disappointed.
Way overpriced for what you receive and the quality.
Packard’s staff were all great. The host James checked on us a few times & was very personable. We sat outside for dinner & was a nice view of the course. The food was pretty good but not super impressive for the price. Spicy goat cheese starter was really good. Lobster bisque has decent flavor but was more of a purée & not very silky. My wife’s salad was solid (Green Goddess). I got the Delmonico & it was cooked & seasoned properly. Nothing special about it & the mushrooms were decent but again, nothing to remember. Dessert & cappuccino were excellent. Packard’s has “high-end steakhouse” prices & I would say they are a little below that from the one experience but would definitely go back to try it again next time down there. By no means a bad meal & wasn’t unsatisfied but not a meal that will stick with me.
Always a great meql
Excellent steaks and appetizers. Wait staff very efficient and friendly. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend.
Very nice atmosphere and food was delicious. Sat at the bar. Service was good
Since our first visit, this has now become a local favorite for us. Close to our home and always a great meal.
Last night we tried the Wednesday Only Prime Rib dinner. The king cut was a full 16oz of awesome. Tender, flavorful and cooked just as ordered. The Broccolini and Garlic Mashed Potatoes that came with the meal were a nice compliment to the Prime Rib. We have yet to be disappointed in the level of service, or overall quality of the meal. We will return.
We dined here 2 nights in a row. Exceeded our expectations. The filet mignon was perfect, the lamb shanks were outstanding (we customized it with garlic mashed potatoes).
Our servers, Ralph and Theresa, were phenomenal and made our experience at Packard's totally enjoyable and fun, too!!
We will be going back again.
Excellent food! Our server Mike was exceptional. Delicious salad, steak and side dishes.
Very nice meal - steaks were solid with multiple sauce/rub options. Service was very accommodating and the atmosphere is good. No brainer to come here if you are staying at Innisbrook.
Very upscale dining. Friendly staff. There was some construction going on at the time. No Ribeyes on the menu.
Teresa was outstanding and excellent on her knowledge on the menu. Service was very comfortable and we will definitely be back. Food Was incredible and to top it off with the chocolate cake yummy!
The restaurant has always been great in all aspects. Yet, somehow, they have made a significant leap upward with the food quality and presentation.
Comparing this visit to our last visit is like night and day. We were anxious to return since our last visit was all 5 stars. The hostess was the highlight of the evening-welcoming and friendly, helpful from start to finish. Our waitress seemed distracted and was hurrying us to place our order. The food was disappointing. We ordered the sampler appetizer platter. 3 of each-bacon wrapped shrimp, fried goat cheese and conch fritters-there were 4 of us. More generous with the fried calamari -not crispy, breading fell off, sticky meatballs were ok-Luke warm though. We all had different cuts of steak, all cooked perfectly. Twice baked potatoes tasty but Luke warm, Brussels sprouts way undercooked and broccoli rabe was served in long, unmanageable pieces, also undercooked. I love my veggies to have a bite to them but these were barely cooked. Truffle cake was recommended by the hostess and it was delicious. My husband ordered coffee and it took a while for our waitress to bring the sugar and cream after the coffee was served.
Service was good. Food was just average and didn’t measure up to the price. Place seems a bit dated.
Classic steak house. Filets cooked to perfection, sides were fresh and plentiful. Our waiter, Mike was attentive and quite entertaining. He made our experience there the best! We will return!
Packards is my favorite restaurant. Servers Sharon, Debbie and Mike are exceptional and make the dining experience superb.
Amazing Experience! Mike is a great server.
Excellent experience food and service were superb
Only negative is the decor which needs an update. The seventies are over. Other than that no complaints
We were staying on property for conference . the French onion soup was very good . The wedge salad was also good. The grouper was ok. The filet was not cooked as ordered it was over cooked .
It is a steak and seafood restaurant, but I asked if the chef would prepare something vegetarian. He asked what I would like and I simply asked him to be creative and make what he’d make for himself. I received a pasta primavera that was truly exceptional! My spouse had the New York strip steak. It was prepared perfectly. Don’t be put off by the menu if you’re vegetarian, the chef’s accommodation what’s excellent! Our waiter, Mike, has worked there for forty-two years. He was great! Personable, efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We went on a Sunday night there were a few tables taken but looked like they were expecting some bigger groups. Servers were very attentive and friendly couldn’t be nicer. Bread with specialty flavors , nice choice of wines and good selection on menu. Went with the filet mignon always very good quality! Had the side of creamer spinach wish is soooo good and enough for 4 people to share. We had the chocolate lava cake really delicious and deconstructed key lime was very inventive and yummy. Always a great meal when we come here can’t wait till next time
Great food, great service! We will definitely come back again!
Food was good and staff excellent. They answered questions and helped us be comfortable.
3 of 4 in our group got sick from the meal. All three had the same meal, side dish and appetizer. Also, our female server was rude, unattentive, and frankly, discriminatory towards us as nonmembers. She was friendly and courteous to several different groups sitting near us after asking them if they were members. We will not return to Packards again.
Because it was a Wednesday night the restaurant was quiet. We all ordered the special on Wednesday which was prime rib, mashed potato & broccoli. Unfortunately there were only 3 prime ribs left, so our waiter offered the Delmonico steak. Everyone enjoyed their meal. It wasn’t the best prime rib I ever had but it was good, and cooked perfectly as ordered. The Delmonico steaks were also very good. Desserts were on the house for the birthday girl. DELICIOUS!!!
We were offered a terrible table even though we had reservations.
The restaurant was about 80 per cent vacant. We asked for a garden view window table and were told no. We eventually got an ok table due to my wife’s persistence. There were window tables available the entire time. We requested 7 or 7:30pm but
could only have 6:30 or 8 pm.
Don’t understand that since their was only a few people there.
Food was great and they gave us a dessert for our anniversary.
Great steaks and excellent service made our group feel welcome and cared for.
Excellent as always! Food is consistently 5 star quality and service exceptional!
Wonderful experience as usual. Pricey but well worth it. Service is beyond good